Vintage Camera Day
-Vintage camera show-and-tell (BYOC - bring your own camera)
-Tours of Alice Austen’s darkroom
-Display of one of Alice Austen’s original cameras
-Dress-up for a silhouette photograph
-View vintage photography and camera collections with artist Ciro Galeno (including ambrotypes, tintypes, daguerreotypes)
-Learn about Alice Austen’s lenses and cameras (@1:30 p.m.) with Geoffrey Berliner, Executive Director of the Penumbra Foundation
-Steampunk Photo Parlor Tricks magic lantern demonstration (@ 3:00 p.m.) with Edward Coppola and Doug Schwab
About the presenters:
Ciro Galeno, Jr. works as the Assistant Director for The Noble Maritime Collection. He holds the Bachelor of Science Degree in Communication Arts, with a focus on graphic design from St. John's University. He has also studied exhibition design and arts administration at New York University. He is also an artist.
Geoffrey Berliner is co-developer and Executive Director of the Penumbra Foundation, a non-profit photographic arts and education organization devoted to offering a complete curriculum from the inception of photography in 1839 to the present digital age.
Edward Coppola is a Staten Island photographer and sculptor. He is an adjunct professor and senior college laboratory technician in photography at Brooklyn College. He received his MFA in photography from Brooklyn College in 1998. Works by Mr. Coppola have been included in exhibitions across the U.S., including the Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn; the CEPA Gallery in Buffalo, NY; the Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY; and Photographic Center Northwest in Seattle.
Doug Schwab is an artist, photographer and educator living and working in Brooklyn, NY. He has taught photography at Adelphi University and Pratt Institute among other schools and colleges. Currently he is an Assistant Professor of Photography at Brooklyn College.
This program is made possible by an encore grant from Staten Island Arts, with public funding from the New York Staten Council on the Arts.